Gay activists -- United States -- California
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
The Steve Berman papers are a collection of notes, correspondence, and personal information created and maintained by the psychologist and activist in the 1970s and 1980s. The bulk of the collection, from 1980-83, chronicles Berman’s life during and after college as he pursued his career in psychology and worked for greater rights and recognition for the gay and Jewish communities.
Correspondence, fact sheets, new releases, memoranda, and articles documenting activities of the Gay Persons Alliance (GPA), 1975-1976. Formed in Los Angeles in March of 1976, the GPA argued that the California Fair Employment Practices Commission should include sexual orientation among the forms of employment discrimination prohibited within its jurisdiction.
Correspondence, flyers, newsletters, clippings, memoranda, notes, meeting notes, depositions, receipts, articles, essays, broadsides, legal papers, medical certificates and other material from activist and gay religious leader, Mikhail (Michael) Itkin, 1956-1989. A religious leader of various congregations, Itkin was also a gay rights and political activist.
Lee Mason photographs include images photographs of Reverend Troy Perry, John V. Platania, Don Kilhefner, Barry Dank, Dick Nash, Jay Murley, Frank Fitch, and Don O'Brien, 1971-1972. The photographs also include images of the 1971 Los Angeles Christopher Street West gay pride parade, Troy Perry's 1975 fast, repairs to the Society for Individual Rights (SIR) Center in San Francisco, a voter registration drive, and assorted panels, speeches, and get-togethers.
Materials created and collected by James (Jim) Morrow, including a photograph album, autograph books, and miscellaneous items from A Different Light Bookstore, in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles; organizational papers from institutions with which Morrow was associated (Emergence and the Alliance); bibliographical notes and article photocopies on GLBT youth and suicide; notes from self-defense workshops and a panel on hate crimes and gay-bashing; and personal items.
The photographs by Richard Rownak of World Wide Photography include images of Rick Saslaw with Jerry Brown and Reverend Troy Perry, circa 1976.